June

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Toxic chromium in New Jersey town plagues residents

While I was growing up as a teenager in Garfield, residents more directly affected by the chromium contamination were suffering.

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My New Jersey hometown - contaminated?

Garfield, like the other neighborhoods along the Passaic River that border it, was a working class factory town during the 20th century.

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In Western U.S., raging wildfires will get worse

A large wildfire - sparked by lightning on June 4, and growing out of control - is burning across the Colorado mountains.

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New bill would remedy nation’s “dental crisis”

Are your teeth a part of your body? Apparently, no. More than one-third of Americans have no dental insurance. One quarter of U.S. adults 65 and older have lost all their teeth.

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EPA considers banning frog-poisoning herbicide

Atrazine has been banned in the European Union since 2004, but in the U.S., approximately 80 million pounds of it are used during a year.

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AFGE: new poultry inspection rules endanger public's health

The American Federation of Government Employees, which represents all federal poultry inspectors, is telling the Obama administration to reject planned new poultry inspection rules.

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